Thirdwave Bus Services

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Thirdwave Bus Services is a privately-owned school bus company in the Greater Vancouver area. The company's head office and main shop is located in Richmond. There are two satellite yards, one in Coquitlam and one in Surrey, which are used to store buses used on school routes further away from the Richmond yard. The company also has operations in the Okanagan.

All-Time Fleet Roster

Not a complete list

Large Buses

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Body Manufacturer Chassis / Model Type Capacity / Length Notes
40, 42-43 Thirdwave Bus Services 40-a.jpg 1996 Blue Bird GMC CV200 conventional 48 passenger body
  • 43 has single red warning lights and is equipped with a wheelchair lift.
68 Thirdwave Bus Services 68-a.jpg 1991 Blue Bird GMC 6000 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Propane
  • Sold in 2018 and converted into a skoolie. [1]
  • Listed for sale in May 2020. [2]
69 1996 Blue Bird GMC CV200 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Propane
  • Sold in 2017.
70 Thirdwave Bus Services 73 and 70-a.jpg 1995-2003 Blue Bird GMC CV200 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Yellow grille
  • Propane
71 Thirdwave Bus Services 71-a.jpg 1984 Wayne Lifeguard GMC 6000 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Propane
  • Oldest bus running for Thirdwave in the Lower Mainland
72 Thirdwave Bus Services 72-a.jpg 1997 Blue Bird GMC CV200 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Yellow grille
  • Propane
  • Sold and used to shuttle construction workers at Vancouver International Aiport
  • Listed for sale again in August 2020. [1]
73 Thirdwave Bus Services 73 and 70-a.jpg 1994 Blue Bird GMC CV200 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Yellow grille, propane
  • retired July 2011
74 Thirdwave Bus Services 74-a.jpg 1990 Blue Bird GMC 6000 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Yellow grille, propane
  • Retired April 2011
75 Thirdwave Bus Services 75-a.jpg 1984-1991 Blue Bird Chevrolet C60 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Retired
76 Wayne Lifeguard International conventional 72 passenger body
  • Sold to Bodwell High School? (North Vancouver)
  • This was the last bus with a standard transmission to run for Thirdwave
78 2001 Corbeil International 3800 / DT466E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
79 2001 Corbeil International 3800 / DT466E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
83 Thirdwave Bus Services 83-a.jpg 2001? Corbeil International 3800 / T444E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
84 Thirdwave Bus Services 84-a.jpg 2001 Corbeil International 3800 / DT466E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
85 Thirdwave Bus Services 85-a.jpg 2001 Corbeil International 3800 / DT466E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
86 Thirdwave Bus Services 86-a.jpg 2001 Corbeil International 3800 / DT466E conventional 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
89 Thirdwave Bus Services 89-a.jpg 1996 Thomas Built Buses International 3800 / T444E conventional 72 passenger body
90-92 Thirdwave Bus Services 91-a.jpg 1989 Blue Bird Chevrolet C60 conventional 72 passenger body
112-115 Thirdwave Bus Services 115-a.jpg 1996-97 Thomas Saf-T-Liner EF transit 72 passenger body
  • Taller roof line
  • Tall tinted passenger windows
  • All retired by 2014
120-127 Thirdwave Bus Services 120-a.jpg 1999 Blue Bird TC/2000 transit 72 passenger body
161 Thirdwave Bus Services 161-a.jpg 2006 IC Corporation CE300 conventional
  • Luggage bays
162, 165 Thirdwave Bus Services 162-a.jpg 1997 Corbeil International 3800 / T444E conventional
174 Thirdwave Bus Services 174-a.jpg 2007 IC Corporation CE300
188 Thirdwave Bus Services 188-a.jpg 2008 IC Corporation CE300 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Tinted windows
189 2008? IC Corporation CE300 conventional 72 passenger body
190 Thirdwave Bus Services 190-a.jpg 2008? IC Corporation CE Series conventional
193 Thirdwave Bus Services 193-a.jpg 2007 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX transit 84 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
194 Thirdwave Bus Services 194-a.jpg 2006 IC Corporation CE200 conventional 72 passenger body
195 Thirdwave Bus Services 195-a.jpg 2009 IC Corporation CE300 conventional 72 passenger body
200-201 Thirdwave Bus Services 200-a.jpg 2005 Blue Bird TC/3000 RE transit 84 passenger body
  • Ex-School District No. 83 #4833-4834
  • Luggage bays
  • 201 was sold to a movie company and had an aftermarket stereo.
202 Thirdwave Bus Services 202-a.jpg 2005 IC Corporation RE300 transit 84 passenger body
203-205 Thirdwave Bus Services 205-a.jpg 2010 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 70 passenger body
  • Air brakes, rear air suspension
  • Aftermarket luggage bays retrofitted
206-207 Thirdwave Bus Services 206-b.jpg 2004 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX transit 84 passenger body
210 Thirdwave Bus Services 210-a.jpg 2007 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX transit 84 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
211-216 Thirdwave Bus Services 211-a.jpg 2008-09 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 conventional 72 passenger body
  • Ex-Golden Arrow School Buses, acquired summer 2010
  • 5/6 units listed for sale on Autotrader.ca in October 2020.
  • 212 is retired as of March 2020.
218-219 Thirdwave Bus Services 218-a.jpg 1991 Blue Bird TC/3000 FE transit 84 passenger body
228 Thirdwave Bus Services 228-a.jpg 2008 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX transit 84 passenger body
  • Luggage bays
  • Purchased used in July 2011 from Daewon Foreign Language School (EDAUS), Campbell River, BC
229 2010 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 48 passenger body
  • Delivered in 2011
230-233 Thirdwave Bus Services 230-a.jpg 2011 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 70 passenger body
  • Delivered in 2011
234-238 2012 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 70 passenger body
261-263 2013 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 70 passenger body
  • Factory-spec luggage bays
268-270 Thirdwave Bus Services 268-a.jpg 2014 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 70 passenger body
271 Thirdwave Bus Services 271-a.jpg 2015 Blue Bird Vision conventional 70 passenger body
  • Propane powered
  • Does not have air brakes
272-273 Thirdwave Bus Services 273-a.jpg 2014 IC Corporation RE Series transit 84 passenger body
  • 272 delivered September 2014
  • 273 delivered October 2014
279-280 2016 Blue Bird Vision conventional
  • Propane
291-292 IC Corporation CE Series conventional 72 passenger body
300 Blue Bird Vision conventional
  • Propane
301 2017 Blue Bird Vision conventional
  • Built in 2015.
  • Propane
308-315 Thirdwave Bus Services 308-a.jpg 2019 Blue Bird Vision conventional
  • Built in 2017.
  • Propane
316 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 conventional
  • Luggage bays?
317 Blue Bird Vision conventional
  • Propane

Small Buses

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Body Type Chassis Type Notes
17 Corbeil Dodge Ram Van gasoline
19 1991 Blue Bird Chevrolet
  • Sold
22 Blue Bird Chevrolet
24 Blue Bird Chevrolet
25 1989 Blue Bird Chevrolet
34 Blue Bird Chevrolet
48 Thirdwave Bus Services 48-a.jpg 1986-1993 Corbeil Dodge Ram Van gasoline
  • Single red warning lights.
  • Sold in 2011.
49 1986-1993 Corbeil Dodge Ram Van gasoline
  • Single red warning lights.
50-56, 59 Thirdwave Bus Services 53-a.jpg 1990 Corbeil Ford Econoline
  • Single red warning lights.
  • 51 and 54 equipped with standard dual flip-out passenger entrance doors, all others equipped with a standard van door.
  • 51, 52 and 56 are sold.
60-67 1999 Corbeil Chevrolet Express
  • Single red warning lights.
80
81 1996-2002 Corbeil Chevrolet Express
  • Single red warning lights.
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
  • High roof line
87 2001 Corbeil Chevrolet Express
  • Single red warning lights.
  • Listed for sale on Craigslist in April 2020.[3]
99 Thirdwave Bus Services 99-a.jpg 1992-2002 Corbeil Ford E350
  • Single red warning lights.
100-101
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
104
105-111 Thirdwave Bus Services 111-a.jpg 2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Single red warning lights.
  • 111 was manufactered in January 2003.
116-119 2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Select units have single red warning lights.
  • 118 was sold in April 2020.[4]
128-131 2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Select units have single red warning lights.
133-143 2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II Chevrolet Express
  • Select units have single red warning lights.
144 2004 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
145 2004 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
146
147 August 2004 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
  • Listed for sale on Craigslist in April 2020[5]
148 2004 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
149
150 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
151 Girardin MB-IV Ford
152-153 2003-2007 Girardin MB-IV Ford E450
  • 152 retired in June 2020.
154 Girardin MB-IV Ford
155-159 Thirdwave Bus Services 157-a.jpg 2004 Corbeil Ford
  • 155 and 156 were sold mid-2021. Built 6/2004.
160 Girardin MB-IV Ford
163-164 Thirdwave Bus Services 164-a.jpg 2005 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
166 1997-2002 Girardin MB-IV Ford
167-168 1997 Girardin MB-II Ford E350
  • Sold in 2017.
169 1998 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
  • Sold in 2017.
170 2005-07 Girardin G5 Ford
171-172 2006 Girardin G5 Ford
173 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
175 1997-2002 Girardin MB-IV Ford
176 2001 Corbeil Minibus Ford E350
  • Single red warning lights.
177-178 Chevrolet Express
179 Thirdwave Bus Services 179-a.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-IV Chevrolet Express
180-181 1996-2002 Corbeil Minibus Chevrolet Express 3500
182 Thirdwave Bus Services 182-a.jpg 1999 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II Chevrolet Express
  • Sold
183 1996-2002 Corbeil Minibus Chevrolet Express 3500
184 1997-2007 Blue Bird Micro Bird Ford E350
185 2013 Girardin MB-IV GMC Savana
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
187 2007 Girardin G5 GMC Savana
192 May 2007 Girardin MB-IV Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
196 Thirdwave Bus Services 196-a.jpg Girardin MB-IV Chevrolet Express 3500
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
197-198 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express
199
  • Wheelchair lift equipped.
208-209 Thirdwave Bus Services 208-a.jpg 2009 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
  • 209 retired in June 2021.
217 2009 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
221 2011 Micro Bird by Girardin Chevrolet Express
  • Gasoline powered.
222 Girardin
223 2004 Girardin MB-IV Ford E350
  • Retired in June 2020.
224-227 2011 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
239-256 2012-2013 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
257 Girardin MB-IV
258-260 2012-2013 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
264-267 Thirdwave Bus Services 266-a.jpg January 2014 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
274-277 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
294 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
295 November 2015 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
296 Thirdwave Bus Services 296-a.jpg December 2015 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
297-299 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500
302-306 Thirdwave Bus Services 306-a.jpg 2016 Girardin G5 Chevrolet Express 4500

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